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Android 3.0 Animations by Alex Shaw

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Chapter 8. Live Wallpapers

In this chapter, we will look at a particular type of Android application that is purposefully designed to contain an animation. A live wallpaper is a type of Android service that provides an animated graphic to sit behind your icons on your device's home screen. We will make use of the SurfaceView animation that we learned about in the previous chapter.

In this chapter, we shall:

  • Create an application that provides a live wallpaper service
  • Use a SurfaceView to implement the animation
  • Add interactive features to our live wallpaper

Let us start by creating our first live wallpaper.

Creating a live wallpaper

The live wallpaper is a service as opposed to all of the other applications that we have created in this book, which are ...

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